Union Chapel Elementary

October 2016

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Fall Picture Day!

Fall Picture Day is October 18, 2016.
Information fliers are going home with students October 3rd. New this year will be online ordering only. Families purchasing pictures with cash or check will contact Lifetouch Photography directly at 816.300.4022.
Please click here for more information.

Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, October 20, 2016

The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

October 20th at 10:20 a.m.

We all must get better prepared for major earthquakes and practice how to protect ourselves when they happen. Missourians will take part in an unprecedented multi-state event to focus on earthquake preparation. Missouri is one of eleven states encouraging residents to participate in a simultaneous earthquake drill. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organization be more aware of how to protect ourselves in the event that an earthquake should occur. Please click here for more detailed information.

12th Annual PH Education Foundation Community Breakfast

Please join us for the 12th Annual Park Hill Education Foundation Community Breakfast. It is a time when we bring our school, corporate and parent communities together to honor the accomplishments of the Park Hill Education Foundation and the Park Hill School District. Dr. Jeanette Cowherd, superintendent, will present the annual Report to the Community. For more information visit the Foundation website www.parkhillfoundation.org or click on the link below.

2016 Community Breakfast Invite and Registration

Buddy Bench

Our school's Buddy Bench was started last year as a joint effort by Student Council and UC staff. It is a designated bench on our playground for those who might be having a hard time finding a game to join in or needing to find a friendly student to hang out with at recess. Students can come sit on the Buddy Bench and others quickly notice and come ask the student to join in their game or activity. We encourage the students who have a seat on the bench to not say no to the new activity that is being offered, to go give it a try and maybe they will find a new game they enjoy and new friends to play with. We also encourage students who are nearby to be observant of the Buddy Bench and to try to include as many as they can in their activities and to always go up to those who are sitting on the bench to include them.
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Designed for Safety

by Ray Jarrett, Director, FirstStudent

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the school bus's safety record is impressive: American students are nearly eight times safer riding in a school bus than in cars (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “School Bus Safety: Crashworthiness Research.” April 2002).

The question then arises: Why doesn’t everyone “Love the Bus”? Misinformation and misunderstandings can stand in the way. For more information, watch “Designed for Safety” at https://vimeo.com/177545119?ref=em-share.

What's Your Story?

The Union Chapel PTA is calling for entries for the Reflections arts program. The theme is "What's Your Story?" and students can choose to submit original pieces of art in one or up to all six categories. If you have a child who might be interested in showcasing her or his artistic talents, please click here for more information.

Thank you!
Erin O'Dell


Be a Learning Hero

In the online PTA Parent, one resource recently provided ideas for how you can be a Learning Hero. Check out bealearninghero.org/super5 to identify questions you can ask us here at Union Chapel, if you don’t already know the answers. You’ll also find ideas to help you enrich your child’s learning at home. Please contact you child’s teacher or the UC front office if you ever have questions regarding how we are meeting your child’s needs as a learner.

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Upcoming Important Dates

October 6 3rd Grade Music Program

October 7 Chiefs Colors Spirit Wear

October 11 5th Grade Field Trip

October 11 Kindergarten Field Trip

October 13 Early Release Day/College Sports Spirit Wear

October 14 Professional Development Day- NO SCHOOL

October 18 Fall Picture Day

October 21 Black and Orange Spirit Wear

October 27-28 Parent/Teacher Conferences- NO SCHOOL

October 31 October Rocktober

October 31 Major Savor Kick-Off

October 31 Fall Parties ( No Costumes)

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